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What we spend and how we spend it

In this section, you can find financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audits. 

Our Integrated Plan has been developed to incorporate many priorities and aligns with the Health and Wellbeing strategies for both Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Annual budget (financial planning)

Find out more about NHS Kernow's annual budget here.

Better payment practice code

The Better Payments Practice Code requires that all valid invoices should be paid by their due date or within 30 days of receipt, whichever is later. Our performance can be followed in our Board Papers. We are measured in terms of both the number and value of invoices received, against an NHS target to pay over 95 per cent of trade creditors in accordance with the Code.

Board member and director's expenses

Information on board member and director's expenses can be found in our annual report

Budgets and variance reports 

You can read about our budgets in our annual Operating Plan. High level update reports (variance reports) are included in Board Papers in the finance area of the performance report.

Capital programme

You can read about this in our annual Operating Plan.


You can find a list of contracts awarded and their value here. This list will be updated on a quarterly basis.

You can search for all of NHS Kernow's contracts that are currently being tendered on the Contracts Finder website.

Financial audit reports

You can read the Audit committee updates which summarise key issues and findings in Board Papers. If you would like more detailed information, you can request this through the Freedom of Information Act. More information about making a request, is available here


General government funding levels are reported in the annual Operating Plan and are updated in monthly finance reports which be found in our Board Papers.

Prime financial documents

Prime financial documents are available in our Annual Report.

Staff pay and grading structure

Staff are paid according to the Agenda For Change pay system. Click here for more information.

Procurement and tendering processes

The procurement framework for managing major commissioning changes is available here

A list of procurements awarded and a future timetable can be found here

Transparency - publication of spend over £25,000

In line with the Government's commitment to greater transparency, NHS Kernow is required to publish details of all expenditure over £25,000 on a monthly basis – read more.